Wild and Free
Ziggy fourth solo album, Wild and Free, may be his most political and personal to date. Produced with friend and collaborator Don Was, with themes of freedom and responsibility, tempered hope and intemperate love, Wild and Free affirms Marley as a master storyteller with an innate sense of soul. It opens with its title track, "Wild and Free," a rock-fueled reggae anthem with a funky, Stevie Wonder-esque synthesizer solo, written in support of California's Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana. Swapping verses with his friend, actor Woody Harrelson, the two envision "hemp fields growing wild and free" and the far-reaching effects of legalization benefiting small farmers and a myriad of others. From there it's the funky and fun-loving "Forward To Love," segueing into the first of several cautionary songs, "It" (joined by rapper Heavy D), which implores people to examine long-desired goals. Ziggy rides a swift reggae current on "Changes," joined by songwriter/producer Linda Perry as well as his own son, Daniel, who lends vocals.
He's a Grammy Award-winning musician, an irrefutable Reggae star, and staunch environmental and social activist. Now ZIGGY MARLEY has stepped into another creative arena with the release of MARIJUANAMAN from Image Comics/Tuff Gong Worldwide. Based on a character conceived by Ziggy Marley, written by Man of Action Studios JOE CASEY (GODLAND, BUTCHER BAKER) and illustrated by JIM MAHFOOD (KICK DRUM COMIX, MIX TAPE), MARIJUANAMAN promises to shatter all expectations -- this is not the comic you think it is! The oversized deluxe hardcover graphic novel tells the tale of a noble extraterrestrial champion, who has arrived on Earth to deliver an important message, and at the same time save his own planet.
Straight from the Tuff Gong vault:
Dancehall Originators, a new compilation of original dancehall mixes featuring "Hot This Year", one of the riddims that started it all.
Dancehall Originators is the first album in the "Lets Go Back...Way Back" series which showcases the foundation artists and riddims that made dancehall reggae what it is today, and puts them in one fantastic collectors edition package. A must-have for old and new dancehall reggae fans alike.
Dancehall Originators voices Philip Smart's 1992 "HOT THIS YEAR" riddim, which provided the foundation for Frankie Paul's "DAY-O,"Shaggy's "MAMPIE," Red Foxx and Screechy Dan's "POSE OFF," and the hugely successful "HOT THIS YEAR" by the late DJ Dirtsman (PATRICK THOMPSON).
Grammy Winner Best Musical Album for Children
Live from SoHo
Recorded from the SoHo Apple Store
Part of the iTunes Live series available from the iTunes music store.
Ziggy Marley In Jamaica
Compiled by legendary reggae artist, Ziggy Marley, in this first ever compilation project he has chosen rare reggae classics along with well known hits making a stellar compilation which is a must have for any music lover's collection.
Love is My Religion Live
Ziggy appears in rare form throughout the DVD's 19 tracks and nearly two hours of live footage.
With his voice and his band honed to precision after months on the road, from the United States and abroad, the live DVD captures the tours momentum in support of the Grammy Award-winning album. During the 18 month tour, Marley visited over one hundred and sixty cities across the globe and was honored to be the first Reggae artist to perform in Mainland China.
Available as DVD and CD
Love is My Religion
"This album is from my heart," says Ziggy Marley of his second solo album, Love is My Religion
Embracing both the spiritual and emotional side of life, Ziggy has definitively come into his own as an artist.
This highly acclaimed album won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album, and further secured Ziggy's position as a mature solo performer. Love is My Religion showcases Ziggy's keenly honed talents as a composer, producer, and musician, with all tracks written and produced by Ziggy, and shared production on three tracks with Grammy-winning producer Ross Hogarth. Marley also played a majority of the instruments on the album.